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ReelAbilities Film Festival Cleveland @ Akron

Films By Women, About Women

2021-10-07 18:30:00 2021-10-07 20:00:00 America/New_York ReelAbilities Film Festival Cleveland @ Akron Join us for a special screening of several ReelAbilities Films either directed by women or about women. Main Library - Auditorium

Thursday, October 07
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-10-07 18:30:00 2021-10-07 20:00:00 America/New_York ReelAbilities Film Festival Cleveland @ Akron Join us for a special screening of several ReelAbilities Films either directed by women or about women. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Join us for a special screening of several ReelAbilities Films either directed by women or about women.

Now an annual Akron event, ReelAbilities Film Festival: Cleveland @ Akron promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities through film and community.

Join us for a special screening of several ReelAbilities Films followed by Full Picture subject/producer Santina Muha and director Jacob Reed as they join us for a thought-provoking conversation about biases, ableism, and privilege. 

Santina Muha is and actress and producer, known for One Day at a Time (2017), Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) and Greener Grass (2019). 

Jacob Reed is a writer, producer, and director known for his comedic and commercial work. 

How Much Am I Worth? 

Director: Rachel Handler

This stirring documentary explores the failings of the U.S. health system through the lens of four women with disabilities. (5 min)

Single

Director: Ashley Eakin

A film that confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Kim, who was born with one arm, gets set-up to go on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes he also has a physical disability, and she is pissed. (14 min)

Verisimilitude 

Director: David Proud

An unemployed disabled actress is frustrated as all the disabled acting jobs go to able bodied actors. She gets a job as an advisor to a spoilt up and coming British film star advising him how to be disabled for his latest role, which might just win him a BAFTA. (13 min)

Full Picture

Director: Jacob Reed

Santina has been in a wheelchair since she was six years old. With meetings, hangouts, and classes happening virtually due to the Coronavirus quarantine, she's experiencing something new: Choosing when (or if) to disclose her disability.  (12 min)

*Mature language and subject matter

Do not miss the chance to take a tour through the exhibit Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities

Click here for more information about other ReelAbilities Cleveland @ Akron screenings, dates, and times.

Presented in partnership with SummitDD.

This program has been updated to require registration. Due to changing guidelines from the CDC regarding COVID-19, we believe this is the best way to keep you informed about the status of our programs.

For questions or additional information you can reach the Culture & AV desk at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org.

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Feb 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Thu, Feb 22, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Feb 29, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Feb 29, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 06, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, Mar 06, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Thu, Mar 07, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 07, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Garden Trio Corridor,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 1

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TechZone

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 13, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Mar 14, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Thu, Mar 14, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Mar 20, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Business, Government & Science

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Mar 21, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 2

Sat, Mar 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room 2AB

Sat, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room